News & Initiatives


Office of the Provost Reports
Various reports generated by the Office of the Provost.

Noteworthy is a periodic update sent from the Office of the Provost to the faculty and staff of the Academic and Student Affairs Division.


Big Data
Grand Valley State University has many talented faculty, staff, and students working in the field of data analytics. We offer courses and programs in the field of data analytics, as well as speakers and other events open to the GVSU community and the public.

Community Engagement
Community engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their communities (local, regional/state, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. (Adapted from the Carnegie Foundation and cited in the Glossary of Terms for GVSU’s Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021.)

Diversity Initiatives Update
The Academic and Student Affairs Division has a number of significant, specific actions toward racial equity that are underway at the unit, college, and division wide.

Making Waves
Making Waves about Water is a University initiative to create collaboration across campus among students, faculty, and staff, as well as to with the community. The goal of the Initiative  is to explore and investigate the many ways that water touches our lives, from being a life-force to defining GVSU in relation to the Grand River and Lake Michigan. The Initiative has the potential to clearly define GVSU: a liberal arts institution where we  integrate theory with practice to prepare students for the challenges of our world.

Momentum Fund
The GVSU Momentum Fund was created to provide support to students who are experiencing financial hardship and not able to pay the final dollars on a tuition balance. The Momentum Fund is run through Financial Aid and help students with those final balances allowing them to continue their studies and graduate from Grand Valley with their degrees.

Page last modified September 9, 2021